Jack L. Carter, Martha Carter, Donna J. Stevens
Illustrated by Beth Dennis, Marjorie Leggitt, W.J. Underwood, John Dunne-Brady
ISBN 978-0-9658404-3-9. 2009 [Revised and Expanded]
$18 + $4 S/H. Paper, 272 pp, 6x9, color photographs, b&w illustrations, illustrated glossary
Fully revised and expanded! Now with full color on every page and many new photographs, the new edition of this popular pictorial guide has expanded to include 128 woody plants and 39 herbaceous flowering plants common to the Southwest. Considerable attention is given to the history of botany in the region, with biographical sketches of the early botanists. Big-tree records have also been added for many of the species. This book brings together colorful photographs, exquisite line drawings, and written descriptions. Included are medicinal and traditional cultural uses, suggestions for landscaping and attracting wildlife, and Spanish common names.
For those wishing to go further with plant identification, each selection has a detailed description, distribution records, and habitat information. Perfect for travelers in the Southwest, this book has broad educational value and can be enjoyed by nonspecialists and specialists alike.